Thursday, July 3, 2008

Scaredy Dog

No scaredy cats at our house, but there is one scaredy dog! Lucy is petrified of fireworks and thunderstorms. She freaks out by pacing, panting heavily, and sticking close, or even laying on top of us to feel safe. We haven't really figured this out since she is a hunting dog and has no problem with gun shots. The best I can figure is when she is hunting she knows what is going on and what sound to expect. She also knows that the gun shot sound might bring her a duck to retrieve, her favorite activity of all time. Whatever the problem, it is rather annoying. We don't have kids, but with the fireworks and stormy weather this time of year, it sure feels like it. Our scaredy dog=lots of sleepless of nights!

2 comments:

Mandy said...

My dog was like that growing up - she hid under the couch!

Nikki said...

Orion is exactly the same. His safe haven is between the toilet and tub of the hall bath! For such a HUGE dog, he's the biggest baby I know! Fireworks never seemed to bother Emmy...